Imagine being involved in a
car accident with a negligent driver who is clearly at fault. However, there are no
witnesses and the driver who caused the collision is telling their insurance
company that it is all your fault. Despite the fact that you’re
the victim, you may have to undergo a very strenuous legal process, including
hotly contested negotiations with insurance adjusters.
That is why dash cams in cars are becoming more and more popular among
civilian drivers in the United States. If an accident occurs with a vehicle
equipped with a dash cam, the video footage serves as compelling and definitive
evidence of how the collision occurred. Dam cams could be seen as providing
more safety, protecting people from fraudulent insurance claims.
History of Dash Cams in the United States
For nearly 20 years, police officers have used dash cams in their patrol
vehicles with the primary purpose to capture evidence during traffic stops,
as well as high-speed chases. In addition, officers wear remote microphones
which record audio of their detainments and investigations. In general,
these videos record everything on camera, which can be used if a case
ends up going to court.
Russia’s Obsession with Dash Cams
Almost every person in Russia has a dash cam mounted on their car. Considering
the size of the country, along with the corruption of the country’s
law enforcement and a legal system that does not validate first-hand accounts
from witnesses and insurance companies, dash cams have enabled these drivers
to protect their rights and interests.
It is also important to note that Russia’s “full coverage”
auto insurance is very expensive and cars over ten years old are not eligible.
Hence, most vehicles occupying the roads possess liability insurance only.
Due to the nature of the insurance coverage, hit-and-run collisions are
quite common, which makes dash cams crucial to finding offenders and suing
them, or else Russian insurance won’t pay.
Install a Dash Cam in Your Car Immediately
Due to the increase in demand for these cameras, there are many quality
grade units available to purchase. At
Komie & Morrow, LLP, we understand how beneficial dash cams can be if you are involved in
a car accident. Having video evidence clearly showing that a collision
wasn’t your fault ensures that you will get the most favorable outcome
possible in your case.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Austin, TX,
contact our firm and request a